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WRAPPED^ FLAMES Five Persons Roasted to Death in a Boston Tene ment. Seven Others So Seriously Burned That They Cannot Recover. Five Miners Entombed and Ten Injured by an Explo sion of Gas. Ravenous Rats Gnaw Off the Head of an Infant Mis sourian. Boston, Feb. 2.— A terrible fire oc curred on North street early this morn- Ing, resulting in the death of at least Bix persons. The fire originated in a mysterious manner in the clothing store Iso. 255 North street, kept by a Jew whose name is at present unknown. The flames quickly communicated to tlie floors above, which were occupied as an Italian boarding house and con tained a large number of lodgers. So quickly was the place wrapped in flames that retreat for some of them was impossible, and they were roasted to death. Others attempted to escape by jumping from windows and there by received serious injuries. Five are already dead and one other was said to be dying when removed to the hospital, The damage to the build- Ing will not be large. Only one of the five victims has been identified, this being a woman, Mrs. Delia Scanlon, about forty-five years of age. The other dead are three men and one child. Be sides these five there were seven re moved to the police station, where they received medical attendance aud were taken to the hospital. Their names are given as follows: MRS. HANNAH GILMARTINO, very badly burned about the body. GUISEPPI CEROLIO, tnree years old, Bevere burns about the legs, chest and side. I.ri>OVICO MULANA, broken ribs, caused by jn lflping from a third-story window. fcPIiTER LOMBARDIZIO, shoulder broken by Jumping from a window. "FKANCESCA LETIBRE. slight injuries about the arms and body. BERNARD GILMARTINO, husband of Hannah, injured about the legs and body. AN UNKNOWN MAN, terribly burned; said to be dying. With the exception of the child noted above the sufferers are between twenty aud lorty years of age. The building is a four story brick structure and the three upper stories were filled with lodg ers and boarders, there being in some families six and eight persons. Owing to the fact of their being foreigners, it Is impossible to give at present an abso lutely correct list of their names. The number of casualties in believed to be correct. COAL MINERS BUKNED ALIVE. Fire Men Entombed and Ten Others Injured. Wilkesbarre. Pa., Feb I.— A fall of tock took place in the Nottingham shaft of the Lehlgh & Wilkesbarre Coal com pany in No. 5 plane this morning, which drove|the accumulated gas into the gang ways, where ten men had been at work with naked lamps, and an explosion followed. All the men were more or less seriously injured and badly burned on the face, hands and body. Peter Heem was cut upon the head; his hands and face were badly burned. John Crossin, with his mule, was buried beneath the falling rock; his body has not yet been recovered. William Rob erts," a driver boy, is also missing. John Humphries, a miner, died while being removed from the mine; his body was burned to a crisp. Joseph Dunston, fire boss, was burned on the face and hands; his injuries are said to be fatal Joseph Jones was fatally burned. John P. Thomas was burned on the face and hands. David Fox is seriously burned, and his recovery is doubtful, and Thomas Lake was slightly cut on the head. It has been learned that in addition to the casualties already re ported as having occurred at the Not tingham shaft to-day, five men are im prisoned iv the mine, and there is little fiope of their being taken out alive. At the time when the fall of the rock took place, John Dunston, the fire boss, was on his way from the fifth to the sixth lift, carrying his naked lamp. This, it is said, fired a body of gas which exploded with great force, shattering the gangways and breaking the timbers, causing large quantities of roof, rock and coal to fall. The debris closed the outlet for the miners, who were in the interior of the mine making repairs, entombing John Crossin, David J. Williams, John Davis, Edward Mor ris and an unknown man. It is not known when those outside will be able to reach these men, though it is firmly believed that they are all dead. The Nottingham, which was the greatest anthracite coal mine in the world, is nearly a total wreck. It had at one time an output of 8,000 tons a day, and netted the Lehigh & Wilkesbarre Coal company a half million dollars profit last year. RATS DEVOUR A BABE. Horrible Fate -of an Infant Mis- Bourian. Kansas City. Mo., Feb. I.— The in fant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel Keeves, living in a basement at the cor ner of Third and Cherry streets, died to-day from wounds inflicted upon it by rats some time during last night. About S o'clock this morning Sirs. Reeves was awakeeed by the infant's cries. She discovered the child's condition and took it to Dr. Hodges, who described the wounds as follows: The nose jpas eaten entirely off: horrible wounds appeared on both cheek Dones; the scalp had been torn away from the top ot the head down to the ears,and the skull had been gnawed through in one place so that the brains oozed. The child lived only a few hours after it received its injuries. BATTERED BY OLD OCEAN. ffbe Steamer Colina Damaged Daring Heavy Weather. Halifax, N. S., Feb. I.— The steamer Colina arrived to-day from Glasgow. She had a rough passage of fourteen and a half days. She left Glasgow Jan. 17, the day on which most of the steamers arriving in a damaged condition met such terrible weather. There was a Etrong breeze blowing, and on the fol lowing day it increased to a gale and was soon blowing a hurricane. The seas were tremendous and the vessel was continually under water. The force of the waves and wind was very great, and the veß6el was struck by seas which SXJ2Sr£>A."Y" ISSUE • smashed three of her boats almost into -splinters, stove in the deck house and even forced In the iron side of the after wheel house. The steam pipes, which are so strongly held, were torn from their iron fastenings, while the engine-room skylights were : smashed, and the saloon was Hooded a couple of times. The gale continued on the 19th and 20th. and the Colina, which is a very staunch vessel, made but 108 miles in three days, and it was found very difficult to keep steerage away. The water moderated on the 21st, but westerly gales were ex perienced until the 27th, with the exception of one day, when there was a terrific gale from the northeast, the ves sel being hove to for eight hours. On the 27th the mercury fell to 12 above, and, with a strong" northerly breeze blowing, the water was very cold. As the spray dashed over the vessel it be came frozen, and she was soon covered with ice up to the rigging. At 10 p. m., latitude 48.30, longitude 48, she met with a heavy field of ice. and efforts were made to keep on the outside, the water being calm, but the next day the wind began to blow from the eastward and soon increased to a gale, sending the ice down upon her, and at 2:30 p. m. she was stuck fast. All about her was a field of ice, dotted with numerous icebergs (as near as could be judged, in the vicinity of 200), many of enormous proportions and others of smaller size. A man was sent to the mast head with a glass, but no opening could be discovered anywhere. For eight and a half hours the vessel remained fast in the ice, but the wind moderated, and at 11 p. m. there was an opening, allowing Her to proceed slowly, and at 9 o'clock next morning she was in clear water water again. Capt. Jennings reports having seen a steamer in the distance the same night, but the next morning she had proceeded before he could as certain her name. Yesterday morning the Collins again met a heavy field of ice off Sable ■ island, but not a great quantity. • A CONTINUATION OF GALES. The Steamer Jersey City Loses Three of Her Crew. New York, Feb. The steamer Jersey City, from i Bristol, which arrived here to-day, had a contin uation of heavy gales from the West during the entire passage. During the hurricane of Jan. 9 the ves sel was going with all possible speed and would not steer. Seas broke over the ship continually. At 9:30 a. m. of the 18th a heavy sea struck the ship on the starboard side. At that time the watch were en gaged in reefing the main staysail and endeavoring to keep the ship's head to the sea. Boatswain Albert Davis, of Bristol; Alfred Rupline, carpenter, and Gustav Weber, seaman, were washed overboard and drowned. Nothing was seen of them afterwards. William Sainsburg had a leg broken, and another seaman, E. Stohberg, was injured in both legs and in tbe head. CAIN'S CRIME KCLIPSED. A Youthful Missouri an Kills His Sister and Brother. Louisiana, Mo.. Feb. I.— A terrible crime was committed yesterday in the little village of Eola, in this county, by Joseph Bacon, a negro boy twelve years old. While at home with his little sister and brother, aged eight and three years respect ively he deliberately killed both as they were at play in bed. The former he shot with a gun and the latter he dis patched with an ax, severing the head from the body. He then walked to this place, a distance of tirteen miles, and to his grandmother here he told how he had accidently killed his brother and sister with his father's gun, which went off before he knew it. -■.V - - Would be Duellists Headed off.' Charleston, S. C, Feb. Gardner and Norris, the Edgefield men who in tended to fight a duel, have been placed under bonds to keep the peace. BEGAN A COMMON MINER. Archie Borland Makes His Last Deal. San Francisco, Feb. I.— Archie Bor land, one of the most prominent mining operators on the coast, died yesterday at his home in Oakland. He came to California in 1852 and at once went into mining. He began, like Mr. Mackay and Mr. Fair, as a common miner, and he knew the whole business thoroughly. He went to Virginia City when the Corn stock excitement broke out. He was the largest outside holder of Consoli dated Virginia and California when the bonanza was discovered and at the height of the boom he coul rI have retired with $5,000,000. He aft< rw rd emerged with about $3,000,000. ( f la c years be has operated many mh.es in Montana and Idaho, and he owneu, with George W. Grayson a big cattle ranch forty miles square in Sierra county, New Mexico. ' NYE AND RILEY. The Hoosier Is Too Convivial to Suit the Humorist. ;X- Louisville, Ky., Feb. I.— Bill Nye and James Whitcomb Riley, the great American funny man and tbe famous Hoosier dialect poet, have dissolved partnership. The cause ascribed is the convivial habits of Riley. ■ The latter, although on probation, broke loose yes terday, and since then has been in a dazed condition. Mr. Nye says Ri ley's conduct has been such that, in justice to the public, the combination . had to end. Manager Walker confirms Mr. Nye, and says that Riley's case is hope less. All dates will be canceled, and Mr. Nye will remain in Louisville for several days perfecting new plans. ORGAN OF THE SPOILSMEN. A New Republican Paper to Be Started in New York.' Kansas City, Mo., Feb. I.— A syndi cate, in which R. . H. Corrigan, of this city, not long-ago connected with the Kansas City Globe, Is In terested, in which, it is also believed, Stephen B. Elkins has an in terest, and of which M. H. Stevens, some years ago managing editor of the Kansas City Journ l^, wili assume the direction, has acquu«/d that portion of the New York Graphic not sold at auction last Tuesday, which includes the furnishings of tbe editorial and composing rooms and of the business office and will, with in a fortnight, launch in New York an evening paper to be named the Repub lic. ' Politically it will .be Republican. Mr. Stevens departed for New York to day, and will at once begin active prep arations for the initial issue of the pro jected paper. . - **- Movements of steamships. Boston — Arrived: ■ Kansas and Bulgarian, from Liverpool. Kbw Arrived : Trave. from Bremen ; State of Georgia, from Glasgow: Caracas, from Curacoa ; Advance, from ; Progresso : Rosshire. from Cardiff; Jersey City, from Bristol. .'..... ' . . Bbejiet— Arrived! Werra, from New York. ST. PAUL, MIM,, SUNDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 2, 1890. —SIXTEEN PAGES. HARRISONJSAGRANK. Senator Farwell, of Illinois, Says the President's Caput Is Enlarged. His Chief Pleasure Is In Snub bing the Men Who Elect ed Him. Republican Representatives Hustling: for a Quorum of Their Own Kind. Physicians Attending Secre tary Blame's Daughter Say She Is Sinking Slowly. Washington, Feb. I.— Senator Far well was questioned this evening as to the truth of the statement that the nomination of Mr. Clark as col lector of the port of Chicago was con firmed by the senate in executive ses sion last Thursday. "Yes," replied the senator, "Mr. Clark has been con firmed." "And with your consent?" was asked. "Yes. I was not, how ever, in the senate at the time, but I consented to it. I could no doubt have defeated the confirmation, but it would have availed nothing; it would have resulted in punishing a worthy citizen.that is all. The president's nomination of Mr. Clark," he continued, "wa3 a very as tonishing and unusual proceeding, and in making it he wholly ignored the wishes of the Illinois delegation, and acted in a very strange manner towards them, lie did not even consult any one of them. Mr. Campbell was not only the choice of the entire delegation, but he was undoubtedly the choice of the people, and 1 construe President Harrisou's action in this mat ter, his refusal to appoint Mr. Camp bell, as a deliberate affront, and no doubt he intended it as such." "How do you explain the president's action?" was asked. "Why, I happened to be the chairman of the Illinois delegation in the iast national convention, and held the delegation solid for a number of ballots for Judge Gresh am, I can see no other cause for his action. He seems to think that the offices beloHK to him personally, and not to the people. Mr. Lincoln thought otherwise. Mr. Campbell was chairman of our campaign committee and devoted months ot his time and his whole local energies for th« election of Mr. Har rison. Mr. Clark did not do this. But then, this is Mr. Harrison's way of rewarding political friends. 1 re gret that he entertains such no tions, for it results in a disruption of the party to which he and I belong. It seems to me," continued the senator, "that it is the duty of those holding Im portant official positions to try and carry out the will of the people, but in this matter Mr. Harrison has wholly ignored them and, so far as 1 remem ber, this is the first instance in which the wishes of the entire delegation in congress from any state has beeu so completely disregarded." HUSTLING FOR, A QUORUM. Republicans Want to Decide Elec tion Cases Without Aid. Washington, Feb. I.— The Republi cans have been making strenuous ef forts all day to obtain a quorum of their own members in the house to finally dis pose of the pending election cases with out recourse to a count of Democrats present and not voting. Yesterday's largest vote was 163, or two less than a Republican quorum. This morning Mr. O'Donnell, of Michigan, who has been unavoidably absent, returned, and the Republicans thought they saw their way clear, for his vote, with the addi tion of that of the speaker, would make up 165— just a quorum. It was soon discovered, however, that Representative Niedriughaus, of Missouri, had slipped away and gone over to New York, to the extreme cha grin and dismay of the whippers-in. Telegrams were immediately dispatched to him, requesting his attendance, and it is possible that he will reach the city to-night. Meanwhile it was found that Mr. Rockwell, of Massachusetts, who is ill, was willing, in the emergency, to risk the danger of exposure and fatigue, and come to the capitol, so that a quo rum is still amoung tha possibilities. The other absentees on the Republican side are Representative Wilber, of New York, who is so ill that his attendance Is out of-the quettion, and Representa tive Caswell. This member has been at the bedside of a sick wife, but news has just reached here that she is dead, and Mr. Caswell, yielding to the emergency, will sink his private griefs in his public duties, and be in Washington again early next week. IN THE SHADOW OF DU\TH. Secretary Blame's Daughter Said to Be Dying. Washington, Feb. I.— The physi cians attending Mrs. Copprnger, Secre tary Blame's eldest daughter, put out the following bulletin at 10:30 p.m.: "Th eslight encouragement that was en tertained by Mrs. Coppinger's phy sicians last evening was un fortunately dispelled this morning. Unfavorable symptoms developed and have continued without amelioration all day, so at the present moment most serious apprehensions are felt." REDUCED TWELVE MILLIONS. Tbe Publio Debt Continues to Grow Less. t Washington, Feb. I.— Following Is he financial statement of the treasury issued to-day: Interest-Bearing Debt- Bonds at4tfc per cent ... $117,969,400 00 Bonds at 4 per cent 622.248,400 00 Refunding certificates at 4 percent 109,650 00 Navy pension fund at 3 percent 14,000,000 00 Pacific railroad bonds at 6 percent 64,623.512 00 Principal $819,950,96200 Interest 5.067,226 oo Total - f824,018.188~00 Debt on Which Interest Has Ceased Since Ma turity- Principal $1,841,345 00 imerest 151,118 00 Total 51,992,463 00 Debt Bearing No Inter- Old demand and legal ten der notes $346,737,458 00 Certiftcates of depo6it.. . .. 1 1,630,000 00 Gold certificates. 138,657,169 UO Silver certificates. 2t31.a31.771 00 Fractional ' currency, less " ."r 5.934, estimated as • - -\ lost or destroyed 6,914,132 00 Principal §785,270,530 00 Total Debt- Principal.... $1.606.062. 838 OO Interest 5,218,345 00 Total.. 81,61 1,231,183 00 Less cash items available -■■•■: • ■ ..- <, ; for reduction of the debt $438,679,967 00 Less reserve held for re- ••'..• demption of United States notes 100,000,000 00 Total 8538,670.967 UO Total debt, less available ca<sh items... $1,072,601,216 00 Net cash in the treasury.. 31,894,200 00 Debt, less cash in treas- ' ury Feb. 1, 1889 $1,040,707,016 00 Debt, less cash in the treasury Jan. 1, 1890... 1,052,952,91100 Dcereaseof debt during the • V month 12,245,^95 OO Decrease of ' debt since June HO, 1889 ....: ... 85,939,605 00 Cash In the Treasury Available for Reduction . of the Public Debt— Gold held for sold certifi cates actually outstand- •'.*-•, ing.... .. $138,657,167 00 Silver held for silver cer tificates actually out standing 281,331,77100. United States notes held for certificates of deposit actually outstanding.... 11,630.000 0<» Cash held for matured ' '- \ debt and interest unpaid. 7,059.6«0 09 : Fractional currency 1,336 00 . Total available for re- . '-■.-♦'.'-*■' duction of the debt.. $438,679,966 00 Reserve Fund—' • ... ' Held for redemption of United States notes", (acts of 1875, and July 12. '^. : 1882) .-. ; $100,000,000 00 Unavailable for Reduction • '•' of the Debt— jvG Fractional silver coin $22,506,503 00 Minor coin - 177,396 00 Total.. $22,68 3.89 » 00 Certificates held as cash $ 3.796,988 00 Net cash balance on hand 3 1 . 894. -no 00 Total cash in the treas- -?!"■ ury as shown by the *yl. treasurer's general ac- '-•■' c0unt;........ $617,055,053 00 Randall Defends Carlisle. Washington, Feb. I.— Mr.; Randall has made for publication a statement that the effort to blame Mr. Carlisle for the non-reporting of rules from the com mittee on rules is ridiculous. Mr. Car lisle, he says, is one of a minority, not responsible for the action of the com mittee, and that Mr. Carlisle to his (Randall's) knowledge, and with his concurrence and authority, "'has been ever ready to meet aud act— as a minor ity." New Northwestern Ranks. ••' Washington, Feb. I.— The First Na tional bank of Puyallura, Washington, capital $50,00!), to-day authorized to begin business. The following appli cations for authority toVortranize na tional banks wore filed with the comp troller of the currency *o-<lay. The First National Bank of C'reig'hton, at Cre'jehtoh. Neb.. C. E. Ch<enev, Creijjhton, Neb., and his associates. The First National Bank or Hurley,' at Hurley, Wis., by C. H. Strong, of 'Bes seinber, Mich., and his associates. THANKKD BY IfiE POPE. \) i'/if-'i'ir •'■ ' ■ .•!-■■:*■ ■'liX His Holiness Praises the Work of Cardinal Gibbons. ' : ".'--^.;; : \ Baltimore, Feb. I.— On the, 15th of last December Cardinal Gibbon* wrote a letter to Cardinal Rampella at Rome f advising him in detail of tne proceed ings of the Catholic congress held in this city in November, and of the cele bration of t!io 100 th anniversary of the 1 establishment of the hierarchy of the Catholic church in the United States. The Catholic Mirror is in possession of the following reply to Car dinal Gibbons; Rome, Jan. 13. 189'».— ' James Cardinal Gibbous, Archbishop of Baltimore. Your Eminence: Having made known to the holy father the con tents of your esteemed favor of the loth of last December, I now discharge the agreeable duty of informing you that his holiness experienced the liveliest satisfaction at everything done in con nection with the Catholic congress held 1 lately in your city with a grandeur that rendered it worthy of a people univer sally admired for their energy and civil progress. His holiness also spoke of yourself in terms of the highest praise, for all you did on that occasion, and said at the same time that he approves most fully of the prudent line of conduct you pursue in your man agement of every work undertaken to promote the greater development of your young and illustrious church. I must also add that the holy father has shown himself most truly grateful ! for the exceedingly cordial ..welcome ex tended by you to his envoy, Monsignor Satolli, and for the delicate attention shown him during his entire stay. In conclusion, while thanking your emi nence on my own part tor the kind ex piessions towards myself ■ontaiued in your letter, and assuring you at the same time of the great pleasure it would afford me to render you any service in my power, I beg to remain your most obedient servant, M. Cardinal Rampolla. CHARGED VVllrl LOOTING. Sir Frederick Middleton Shaken up by Irate Canadians. Ottawa, Ont., Feb. , I.— A printed statement entitled "An Appeal From the Northwest" is being actively circu lated among the members of parlia ment. It is from some settlers <of Bresaylqr, in the far West, who claim that during the Northwest rebellion in 1885, although they were all loyal to the crown, they were treated as rebels; their goods were looted by the soldiery; they were refused protection and exposed to the assaults and thievery of Indians, and generally ill treated. The document plainly charges Gen. Sir Frederick Middleton, com mander of the Northwestern expedition, with appropriating a large, rich and rare stock of furs, belonging to one Breianer, for whiee Bremner has never been compensated. The appeal says: "We have proof that Gen. Middleten took these furs under the pretense of keeping them safe for Bremner. We have proof that these furs were shipped by Gei< Middleton's orders to himself and oiuers, and when a deputation brought that matter before the minister of the interior, we were assured that Bremner would be paid for his furs, whether he would be paid : for his other losses or not." The matter has created a profound sensation. « . -i -• ■ County Warrants Declared Void. Foet Scott. Kan., Feb. I.— The judge of the district court here has decided ; that the $200,000 of " county warrants Issued by the - county officers who had held office : pending • the : settlement of the contested county seat election in Hamilton county are void. : This contest was the noted . Hamilton county : war, in which Syracuse * and Kendall were candidates for the honors Syracuse claimed the election, and • pending settlement, the officers issued the warrants. :'••."* •■.>'•*!-; ♦ In Little Uruguay in fifteen days 4.000 per sons have been seized with, grip. The presi dent has it. • - - - - HALL IS REPUDIATED. The Republican Candidate for Mayor of Duluth Summar ily Deposed. He Refuses to Quit at the Be hest of the City Com mittee. An Overdose of Morphine Sends a St. Paul Drummer to Eternity. South Dakotans Indignant at Exaggerated Reports of Destitution. Special to the Globe. Duluth, Minn., Feb. I.— Root, con fusion and dismay reigns in the Repub lican camp this evening. Several days ago it became aoparent that M. O. Hall, tlie Republican candidate for mayor, could not poll anything like a full party vole at the election next Tuesday, and to-day the following address was issued to the public formally deposing Hall as candidate for the mayoralty by the Re publican city committee: Republicans and Citizens of Duluth: The Republican party in the past has sought to offer candidates for office who were acceptable to the people. So far as this committee has been informed, the Republican nominees for aldermen are receiving general and hearty sup port in their respective wards. The counsel and assistance of Republicans of integrity and experience have aided the committee iv the course which they now p .rsue. VVe find that M. O. Hall sought the nomination for mayor at ti;e last city Republican convention, and that his nomination was not the re- Milt ot an accident. At the present time it is apparent that Mr. Hall has neither the sympathy nor support of the Repub lican party or people. On Thursday night of this week, with Mr. Hall pres ent, the committee thoroughly can vassed the situation and told him that they could not meet the arguments against him, and suggested to him the advisability of withdrawing from the field. He refused to consider the sug gestion. The committee then demanded his resignation, which he. after consid eration, agreed to deliver to the com mittee to-day at lo a. in., upon an as surance of being reimbursed for his expenditures. At 10 o'clock to-day we were prepared with such assurance, Mr. Hall then refused to withdraw. The Republican and Democratic com mittees have assumed the right to dis place nominees of conventions. We know that the law governing elections is such that we cannot now prevent the name of M. O. Hall from appearing on Republican ballots. With an over whelming Republican sentiment and demand for the withdrawal of Mr. M. O. Hall from the Republican ticket for the reasons given above and other rea sons which are apparent to the public, we take authority to remove Mr. M. O. Hall as the Republican nominee for mayor. We recommend to the party that Republicans vote for the best in terests of the public and that they do not vote for M. O. Hall for Mayor of Muluth. Signed by H. C. Helm. William Stephen, H. S. Lord, N. F. Hugo, E. S. Palmer, N. N. Oie. Mr. Hall replies as follows: "Repub licans and citizens of Duluth: In re sponse to the demand of the city Repub lican committee, 1 have to say simply that I decline, in justice to myself, to place my resignation in its hands. I flatly deny all charges affecting the in tegrity of my personal or political course, and challenge specific accusa tions from responsible sources. As the candidate-elect of the Republican city convention for mayor, 1 shall aoide the issue at the polls, wholly denying the usurped 'authority' of the city Re publican committee to remove me, aud call upon the committee to do Its duty in support of the declared choice of the convention, or to resign at once. 1 ap peal for the support of all loyal Repub licans who believe in fair play at this critical juncture in the campaign." M. O. Hall. The result of the foregoing is that the friends of M. J. Davis, independent, and John K. Shaw, Democrat, are each claiming that the Republican split will benefit their man. The Republicans are utterly demoralized. FOUND DlO \l> IN HIS ROOM. Morphine Cuts Short a Drummer's Career. Special to tbe Globe. Bismarck. N. D., Feb. I.— Walter J. Cummings, a traveling man represent ing the boot and shoe firm of Tarbox, Schliek & Co.. of St. Paul, was found dead in his room at the Sheridan house here this morning. Cummings had been drinking, it is claimed, to ward off an attack of the grip and yesterday morn ing attempted to buy five grains of morphine at a drug store in this city. His request was refused and he went to Mandan, where he visited a drug store, and it is believed he took an overdose of morphine, i lis body was sent to Fargo, where his family resides. TAXATION OF X ULROADS. North Dakota's -■enators Wrangle Over the Measure. Special to tbe Globe. Bismarck, N. D., Feb. I.— The senate passed most of the day discussing the railroad tax bill, and after a debate be tween the extremes— the monopolists and the liberals— the body adjourned until Monday, when the discussion will be resumed. In the house, McDonald introduced a resolution calling for the appointment of a commission to codify the laws, and designating February 20th as the day of final adjournment. The resolution was referred to the committee on state affairs. The woman suffragists have some strength in the house, and claim that they will be able to pass the proposed amendment to the constitution granting suffrage to women, which has already gone through the senate. SCHMIDT'S CMQUE SCHEME. He Would Not Compel Editors to Tell All They Know. Dcs Moines, 10., Feb. L— Senator Schmidt, of Davenport, will introduce a bill in the senate which is unique. No such bill has ever passed any legislature in the United States. It is as follows: A bill for an act to render privileged confidential communications to editors, publishers.and reporters of newspapers. Be it enacted, etc., that no editor, pub lisher or leporter of any newspaper shall be compelled to disclose any confi dential communication made to him in his professional capacity, or to dis close the name of the author of any editorial or article fur nished such newspaper for publica tion, or to disclose the name of any person furnishing information for pub lication; provided, however, that in any proceeding, civil or criminal, against any person on account of the publica tion of such editorial articles, or in formation, such editor, publisher, or re porter may be compelled to testify whether or not the defendant was the author of such editorial or article or fur nished the information complained of. The effect of this bill will be to place editors and reporters, when acting in a professional capacity, on the same foot ing as lawyers and clergymen. SOUTH DAKOTANS ARC HOT They Object to the Publication of False Keports. Special to the Globe. Pieeke, S. D., Feb. I.— Excitement in Pierre among citizens and members of the legislature is becoming intense over the publication of reports, principally in Chicago papers, of alleged starvation in South Dakota. Iv both houses of the legislature to-day strong resolutions were passed condemning such reports as absolutely false. Members from each county where destitution is said to ex ist made speeches denying positively that their constituents were needy or starving, with the exception of two counties, Miner and Faulk, where it was acknowledged some destitution had existed at the beginning of winter, but the claim was made that these counties are now taking care of all cases of destitution, and no outside aid was needed. After tl.o matter had been fully discussed, a resolution was introduced strongly condemning the course of Chicago papers iv printing sensational correspondence from the state regarding great starvation, and in structing South Dakota's members in congress, if such stories were persisted in and not at once denied, to work and vote against Chicago for the world's fair. A resolution was also introduced warning all people in the East against contributing anything to self-constituted solicitors now in the East begging goods and money to sedd to the desitute in South Dakota, stating they were im posters, and doing this tor their own personal gain. A case has just come to light in Hughes county, where a party has beeu receiving goods and money from the East to distribute among al leged sufferers, but which has teen converted to his own personal use ex clusively. The name of the party has been suppressed, but it is known that he is a farmer and correspondent for several prominent Eastern papers, through which he makes a strong ap peal for aid for Hughes county suffer ers, where the facts prove no suffering has existed this year. As soon as a little more evidence has accumulated, the authorities will arrest him and make an example of him. Southern Minnesota Grangers. Special to the Globe. Rochester, Feb. I.— A large audi ence was in attendance at the farmers' institute to-day. The programme was very entertaining and instructive, and was as follows: During the morning session the lectures were: "Poultry — Care and Management," Secretary C. L. Smith; "The Digestive Tract of Rum inants," by Dr. William Dicksotr; "How I Built a Silo," John Gould. Afternoon session: "Trees for Timber, for Shel ter and for Ornament," C. L. Smith; "Dehorning Cattle," Dr. William Dick son; "Care and Feeding of Swine," Theodore Louis, of Wisconsin. During the afternoon session Mrs. Willit M. Hays continued her cooking school in a separate hall, whicii was largely attended. The institute closed this evening. Died from Lockjaw. Special to the Globe. Albert Lea, Feb. I.— John Mc- Carthy, living In Freeborn county, this state, was sick about a week with la grippe. On recovering he went to the farm to look after the stock, and was immediately stricken down. In twenty minutes he was unconscious, and lock jaw set in. He died twenty hours later. Drs. Wedge and Blackmer, of Albert Lea, and McKenny, of Austin, were summoned, but could do nothing to re lieve him. Deceased was fifty-five years old, and well known in Mower and Freeborn counties, being a resident in that section for over thirty years. Citizens' League. Special to the Globe. Wabasha, Feb. I.— A meeting was held Thursday night for the purpose of organizing a citizens' league. Addresses were made by Rev. Max Hurst, of the Catholic church, and by Key. W. Medlar, of the Congregational church. Thirty persons signed the roll ot membership. The following officers were elected: President, A. D. South worth; secretary, C. L. Chamberlain; treasurer, Edward Mason. The next meeting Will be held in two weeks, at which time a constitu tion will be adopted. The Jury Disagreed. Special to the Globe. Winona, Feb. I,— The jury in the case of J. H. Ehmcke vs. the L. C. Por ter Milling company, after being out twenty-eight hours, disagreed and were discharged. The suit was brought to „ recover damages for loss of a leg by plaintiff while in the employ of the mill company. A former trial resulted in a 15,000 verdict for Ehmcke. Montana Coal Thieves Indicted. Special to the Globe. Helena, Mont., Feb. ].— The grand jury returned thirteen indictments to day. Their tenor is not generally known, but it is reported to-night that the majority of them are against Helena coal dealers, who are accused of steal ing coal from the Northern Pacific Rail road company iv connection with the switchmen. Sensational developments are looked for when the arrests are made. Victim of Clarkson's Ax. Special to the Globe. Prairie dv Chien, Wis., Feb. I.— Gen. Thomas Curley, a veteran aged about seventy years, who has been transfer mail agent at this point, re ceived notice to day of his removal. Norman Bull, drawing a pension of $50 per month, succeeds him. Gen. Curley, however, is a staunch Democrat, and, of course, the present administration has no use for such. With a Capital of $100,000. Special to the Globe. Vermillioit, S. D., Feb. I.— The South Dakota Investment company, capital $100,000, has been organized here to do business in South Dakota. Flags for tbe Schools. Special to the Globe. Spring Valley, Minn., Feb. I.— Burdick Post No. 3, G. A. R., presented the high aud public schools of this city with new flags, which will be raised at 9 o'clock Monday morning by the post. Two New Land Offices Created. Special to the Clone. Washington, Feb. I.— Commissioner Groff, of the general land office, ordered the creation of two new land offices at Pierre and Chamberlain, S. D., to-day Applicants far the positi ons are legion STILL IN_THE FIGHT. The Minority in the House Continues Its Filibuster ing 1 Tactics. Speaker Reed Continues to Count Democrats Present and Not Voting. Some Side Talk on the Smith- Jackson Contested Elec tion Case. In the Midst of Confusion and Excitement Adjournment Is Taken. Washington, Feb. I.— Mr. McMillan, of Tennessee, fired the first gun for the Democrats in the house this morning and dispelled the illusions of those Re puplicans who believed that the minor ity had accepted the inevitable and would suspend the dilatory tactics of yesterday. It is the understanding among Democratic members that they will persist iv their tactics and obstruct as far as possible all legislative pro ceedings so long as there is no regular code of rules to govern them. The clerk in reading the journal omitted as he had done yesterday the names of those voting on Mr. Springer's motion to ad journ, and Mr. McMillan requested they be read. The Republicans saw at once that the Democrats were still in the fight and intended to string out the reading of the journal as long as possi ble. Hardly had the clerk repeated the last words of the journal when Mr. Mc- Kinley moved that the journal be ap proved and demanded the previous ques tion. Mr. McKinley had "made the mo tion at exactly the same time for the past four days. Mr. Sponger was ready with his motion to adjourn, on which he proceeded to speak until CHECKED BY SPEAKER BKED with the palm remark that, "The gen tleman from Illinois knew that a mo tion to adjourn was not debateable " As Mr. Springer's motion was in order the speaker stated it, and on demand of of the minority ordered the yeas and nays. On this roll call the Democrats voted, and the result was that the house retused to adjourn— yeas 135, nays 158. m £ al i» f ? rt , he P revio »s question on Mr. McKinley's motion to approve the journal was the next step, and on this Mr. McMillan demanded the yeas and nays, which were ordered. The Democrats retused to vote, and the speaker again took their names. Before the vote was announced Mr. Dockery, of Missouri, asked if it was not proper to have pairs announced. The speaker said that the time that is being occupied precluded this announcement. Mr. Dockerv thought that it would simply be an act of justice. The speaker agreed with him if time permitted, but as many sick men were being kept here by the proceedings indulged in it would be unkind to them. Paying no attention whatever to interruptions by Messrs. McMillan and Springer, the speaker announced that including Dem ocrats present, and not voting, whom he named, there was a constitutional quorum present, and he declared the previous question ordered Mr Springer renewed his motion, but the chair declined to entertain the motion Mr. Springer gave an additional reason for the motion that there were so many sick men hero that an adjournment would be perfectly proper. The speaker said Mr. Springer was out of order, not he explained, in making a motion to adjourn, but in his remarks A yea and nay vote was taken on Mr. McKinley's motion for the approval of the journal. The speaker counted in the Democrats present and not voting and declared the journal approved! Several Democrats were on their feet with parliamentary inquiries, but Mr. Kowell, of Illinois, chairman of the election committee, called up the Smith- Jackson election case. Mr. Crisp raised the question of consideration, which the CHAIR REFUSED TO ENTERTAIN He then entered an appeal, which the speaker also declined to entertain Mr Crisp then proceeded, under protest to submit the minority report of the elec tions committee, and had read a resolu tion giving to Mr. Jackson the right to his seat. Mr. Crisp then went on to state that the calling up of the Smith- Jackson case in the absence of any code of rules was purely unparliamentary and had been decided on by a Renubli can caucus. Mr. Rowell retorted" that Mr. Crisp had received verbal notice that the caucus had not considered the case. Mr CrisD admitted this, but held that Republican newspapers had published accounts of the caucus to the effect that such ac tion had been taken. It was not a quas tionof veracity, said Mr. Crisp, between the gentleman of Illinois and himself but a question of veracity between Re publican newspapers and the gentleman from Illinois. Mr. Crisp then read from a newspaper the account of the caucus He thought that if the statements were untrue there would be a denial, but he had seen none. Mr. McKinley made a statement regarding the meetings of the commit tee on rules, to which Mr. Carlisle re plied that he was ready at any time to discuss the new code on the floor of the house. He did not understand the de lay in bringing the code. He was al ways willing to attend meetings of the committee, but he had received notice of but three meetings. Mr. McKinley replied that the committee had not reported the rules because they needed careful considera tion, and this would take some time. [Groans from the Democrats.] Mr. Crisp then resumed his argument In the election case, and in concluding it charged that the delay in bringing in a report from the committee on rules was due to a desire on the part of the Republicans to unseat a sufficient number of Democrats to enable them to pass on the new code WITHOUT ANY SERIOUS INTERFERENCE from the minority. At the close of Mr. Clisp's argument (at 4 o'clock), Mr. Rowell took the floor in support of the majority report. He said he was glad to find out, at last, why the time of the house had been wasted for many days. The house had been told that it had been the intention of the minority to meet this contested election case by discussion, and without delay, until they had found a state ment in a Republican news paper as to the intention of the Republican side of the house. It was on the strength of that statement that the house had had three or four days of delay, and that the country had been regaled with the choicest excerpts from the Democratic handbook of polite expression. Mr. Rowell then went on to discuss the facts in the contested election case, in support of the resolu tions that Smith is entitled to the seat, and that Jackson, the sit ting member, Is not. When Mr. NO. 33. Rowell finished at 5:30 there was a motion to adjourn made on the Demo* cratic side, which was voted down viva voce, and Mr. O'Ferrall, of Virginia, took the .floor and began argument In favor of Jackson's right to the seat. After speaking half an hour, he sug« gested that he be allowed to finish bis argument on Monday, and that the house adjourn. Several Republicans assented to this, but it was not agreed to, and Mr. O'Ferrall was ordered by the speaker to proceed with his remarks. Continuing, he asked . to have read or to allow himself to read from the printed record in the case, but the speaker decided that ac cording to the rules "now governing this body, gentlemen have no right to , read from a printed book." Mr. O'Far* fell declared he would read this record in the case until he dropped in his seat* Several Republicans challenged him to ,go on and do it. Finally, after much confusion and excitement, it was agreed that each side should be allowed three hours for debate on Monday, and with that understanding, but none as to the time for taking the vote, the house at 6:45 p. m. adjourned. FOILED BY O'FERRALL. Washington, Feb. I.— lt was the In tention of the Republicans to take a vote in the house on the Smith-Jackson cas« before adjournment to-night. The Democratic leaders were so informed, and every detail was effected by the latter to prevent a vote being taken. Mr. Niedringhaus, of Missouri, a Re« puDlican member who went to New ; York yesterday, was telegraphed for and he was expected here to-night in time for the final ballot. Mr. O'Ferrall'a persistent demand for the clerk to read copious extracts from a voluminous record during his speech turned the tide in favor of the Democrats, and the Republicans were ready to agree to an adjournment in order to prevent Mr. O'Ferrall from prolonging the session of the house indefinitely. ••■■■:••-> -- CHAMPION OP REFORM. vv-i.;-;.:- — : _ Ex-President Cleveland Talk* Upon the Tariff. Nasaville, Term., Feb. The American to-morrow morning will con tain a lengthy interview with ex- President Cleveland, held by E. W. Carmack, editor of that paper. in the course of which occurs the fol lowing; Of course the tariff question, came up in the course of conversation. I said to Mr. Cleveland that as no other man had been kept so closely in con« tact with the tariff reform senti ment of the country as he, no other, perhaps, could speak with more knowledge as to the progress it was making in the minds of the people. Mr. Cleveland said that he felt more confident than over before of the tri umph: of tariff reform on the lines marked out by thd Democratic party. Democratic defeat in the last pres idential campaign, instead of dis couraging, had only strength ened the purpose and increased the energy of tariff : reformers and con fidence in the result of the next contest appeared to grow as signs of dissentious appeared in the protectionist ranks. He thought that one of . ,>: THE MOST SERIOUS TROUBLES ' v ° the Republican party would have to en counter was the revolt of the New Eng land manufacturers against the Repub lican policy, while several Northwest^ crn states were now held doubtfully. in the Republican column only by reason of sectional prejudice's.' The bloody shirt, he said, had done valiant service ' in the last campaign in counteracting the effect of tariff . reform arguments, and unless that could again save the Republican party from defeat, nothing else could. The Republicans of the New England and Northwestern states, who have been hoping for a reduction of tariff duties at the hands of the Repub lican partj, were bound to realize sooner or later that this hope la vain. What, then, would they do about it? Continue the folly of robbing them selves by supporting the Republican party and of obstructing and defeating the very reform they are clamoring for? "These people," said Mr. Cleveland, "are already beginning to realize that the party which persists in a course hostile to their inter ests is their enemy, and that the "" party which is fighting to give them what they want is their friend, no mat ter if it does contain some Confederate brigadiers. Mr. Cleveland said that he had thought the Republican party might make some effort to conciliate the low tariff sentiment in Its own ranks, but the indications now appeared to be to the con trary. The party leaders evidently thought it wiser to stand by the con tract with the protected manufacturers , than to endanger the solidity of the rich and powerful combination which had helped it so often to victory by de parting a hair's breadth from the letter of the bond. The Republican party, he • said, is driving STRAIGHT UPON THE BOCKS and could not change its course. In the course of the conversation the ques tion of "ballot reform" was touched upon, and Mi. Cleveland interrogated me in regard to the details of the Dortch law in Tennessee. He Is intensely in terested in this question, and . said it was one of the most important reforms that had been attempt ed for years, and that its import ance was becoming greater as the as saults upon the purity of the ballot be- : came fiercer. I asked him if he thought the cause of tariff reform would profit by such legislation. "Honest govern ment would profit by it," said Mr. Cleveland; . "and so would every worthy cause which depends upon honest and not upon corrupt methods for success. The franchise is not de debauched in the interest of good laws and honest government. It is by those who have special interest to subserve at the people's expense and not by those whose interests are in common with the masses that the ballot is cor rupted. There are no rich and power ful corporations interested in buying "floaters" or coercing employes to vote for a reformation of our tariff laws.. The powers of corruption are employed upon the other side, and tariff reform, as all other reforms, must depend upon the suffrage of the people. : If the people are capable of self-government and are to remain so, there cannot be too many safeguards about the expression of their will. . _ TOOK TOO MANY RISKS. Three Assessmant Insurance Com panies Forced Into Liquidation. New York, Feb. I.— lt was : rumored late this afternoon that three large m surance ; companies had failed. The story caused some excitement until it was learned ; > that ; the three - , companies in . question were compar atively : small "assessment" concerns. They are the Guaranty Mutual Accident association, the Mercantile Mutual Ac cident association and the | Security Mv- 1 tual Benefit society. The '• two former ' are charged with illegally transferring - their assets to the New, England Acci dent association and the . Massachusetts y, Benefit ' association. . : State Insurance '■•_ Examiner Shannon says he will recom mend the winding up of the three first named companies, and the exclusion from this state of the two Eastern com panies. .. ' y Miss Grace Hawthorne will produce the play . • "Theodora" at the Drury Lane theater.' I : London, May 12.